Tag Archive for conservatives

Pick and Choose

Sometimes I just don’t understand conservatives. Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to consider legislation that would prohibit people on the terrorist no-fly list from buying firearms. South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham said he thought the bill goes “too far.” Maine’s Susan Collins said that though she doesn’t like the idea of suspected…

HCR: Waterloo for Democrats or Republicans?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85yMOPKR94M[/youtube] Orange Punch blogger Brian Calle called out Loretta Sanchez’s vote for healthcare reform as a vote against her district’s best interest.  I completely disagree.  Loretta represents blue collar and working class communities in Santa Ana and Anaheim, the very people healthcare reform will benefit most. “Loretta’s vote in favor of Obamacare is out of…

Ted Olson in Newsweek: The Conservative Case FOR Gay Marriage

Former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Ted Olson is the principal lawyer for those seeking to overturn Prop 8 in the highly publicized trial taking place in San Francisco. He pens a thoughtful piece in this week’s edition of Newsweek making the conservative case for gay marriage.  It is all about, in a word…

NY Times: GOP “Stalinists” Invade Upstate NY for NY23 Congressional Race; Right wing leaning Watertown Times Endorses Democrat Owens

As I noted in a post Friday, I used to live in NY23, a sprawling district in Upstate NY that’s been Republican since the 19th century; but while Republican, the area is hardly conservative.  Its’ very moderate and often difficult to tell Democrats and Republicans apart.  These are good people; salt of the earth types…

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…